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Had mild attacks, BP rose, heart rate rose. Pressure in chest area. Sounds like?

Since I was about 15 I have had times when at rest my heart would begin beating very quickly & hard.Also I feel a lot of pressure on my ribs and Ottawa hard to breath.I went to the er one time when I was 16 but but the time I had gotten there it had mother wasn t a very food one so she let it go.It has been happening 3 or 4 times a year.i am 33 now.The last year it has been happening more often.Sometimes once a week or more.Going from very rapid to rapid.Lasting from 5 minutes with the not so bad one to 45/(hr) minutes with the heavy very rapid attacks. I have been told perhaps anxiety but I know my own thoughts and that s not what it is.My father has had heart issues for years.he just had two stints put in so he had an at home blood pressure and pulse rate machine. I have had two mild attacks blood pressure rises by 30 points and my heart rate is 155.I was surprised due to this being a mild one that was over quickly(about 20 minutes).Is this something I should be concerned about.I was dismissed last time I sought answers.
Asked On : Thu, 24 May 2012
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Thanks for writing in.

As you have family history indicating heart problems, it will be nice if you were to get your heart evaluated completely by a cardiologist. Investigations like ECG and echocardiography will show any serious heart functional disorder. If necessary a tread mill test may be done. A holster monitoring can also be done is may be one of the important tests for you. in this test the heart beats are recorded for 24 hours and any abnormal heart beats, rhythms and tachycardia will be studied.

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Answered: Sun, 27 Oct 2013
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